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Court reschedules Raajje TV COO's trial

Farah Ahmed
10 August 2017, MVT 17:31
CEO of Raajje TV Hussain Fiyaz
Farah Ahmed
10 August 2017, MVT 17:31

The Criminal Court on Thursday rescheduled opposition-aligned television channel Raajje TV’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) Hussain Fiyaz’s hearing to issue the final verdict.

Fiyaz was allegedly caught trespassing on Maafannu Stadium, which the police had barricaded off in November 2015 to defuse an explosive device discovered near the presidential palace of Muliaage.

Fiyaz is being accused of battery under Section 120 of the Penal Code, for allegedly striking a law enforcement officer.

The hearing was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, however the court cancelled it without citing a reason.

If Fiyaz is found guilty, he could be sentenced to a month and six days in prison. However, Fiyaz could potentially face a more strict or lenient sentence.